“Losing is life”— How to trick your brain and overcome your emotional lows in three simple steps.
“If you feel sad, it means that you are human.”
We often come across roadblocks in personal and professional life that leaves us LOST. This is a mini guide on how to react during such difficult situations in life based on brain science.
1. Accept it: Forget what, why and how, be mindful of the current situation.
“Accept the rationality of time, never it fairness and morality.”
Accept your current situation and not the factors that lead to it. Be mindful that the event has occurred and it cannot be undone. Accept your history and the people that have been a part of your history; accept your circumstances and remember that none of these define you. Acceptance is the first step to letting go and setting yourself free.
Action: Mentally accept the current situation.
2.Slow down and focus.
“The moment you realize that your are not present, you are present.”
The world is moving fast and technology has evolved even more faster. Human brain has evolved slowly and progressively for centuries, and it can never match the pace of Moore’s law. We are flooded with data around us, in form of social media feeds, YouTube channels and infinite texts that has socially-conditioned us. We react based on impulse from our emotional part of brain, which makes weird decisions in such times. Rather slow down and focus inwards.
Action: Stay clam, take a deep breath, and focus on now.
3.Meaning and purpose?
“Man’s primary concern is not to gain pleasure or to avoid pain, but rather to see a meaning in his life.” — Viktor Frankl
Life is meaningless objectively, it doesn’t mean you cannot give it a meaning subjectively. To face this challenge you need to take a chance and leap.This is your opportunity to let go of the old and make way for the new.
What’s the purpose of your life? What meaning are you attaching to it consciously?
Action: Define/review your life goals. Look at the big picture, and accept that these rough roads are just a part of the journey.
Conclusion: What narrative are you telling yourself?
“We don’t know what we don’t know, We just tell a story to ourselves and believe it entire life.” — Ajay
We know what we know because of how we perceive it. Truth is the way we see it. Hence what is the narrative you tell to yourself to face the current situation? This is the single most important factor is getting you out of your emotional lows. To me it is — losing is life.